14 February 2012

Why does Congress hate bikes and buses?

Maybe they don't, but this week they have been moving on transportation legislation that dramatically cuts or eliminates funding for safe routes to school and alternative modes of transportation. Salon describes it as "The Tea Party's War on Mass Transit" but that doesn't fully explain the other members of Congress who have voted for these changes.

The ASLA is making it a major lobbying push.  The Episcopal Church is opposed. Now, on the eve of debate, the bill is temporarily stopped.  Because these groups successfully fought it?  No.  Rand Paul is holding it hostage because, as reported by Politco, he is upset that no one wants to debate over aid to Egypt.

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